Restrictions on Women in Combat

The subcommittee examined rules which restrict women from serving in military combat. Currently a 1948 law prohibits women from… read more

The subcommittee examined rules which restrict women from serving in military combat. Currently a 1948 law prohibits women from serving in combat positions. The Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force still operate under that statute. Although not bound by the combat exclusion law, the Army excludes women from combat duty as a matter of internal policy. The subcommittee heard testimony from officers and enlisted personnel from all four branches. Generals Vuono and Gray opposed repealing the ban on women serving in ground combat positions. Admiral Kelso and General McPeak supported greater roles for women. Assistant Secretary Jehn said the Pentagon wanted "maximum flexibility in regulating women in combat". close

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Restrictions on Women in Combat

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Program ID:
18459-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 18, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 24, 1991

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  • Jun 18, 1991 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 1991 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 24, 1991 | 6:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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